The Decoder – September 2017

September is literacy month in bc!

Our long hot BC summer has come to an end. September brings the excitement of a new school year and the Literacy is Life celebrations that take place throughout Literacy Month!

Decoda Literacy is pleased to have partnered with the Vancouver Public Library to co-host a very successful UNESCO International Literacy Day celebration on September 8th at the library. We welcomed over a dozen community groups to share information about literacy programs available in Vancouver, which proclaimed September Literacy Month. Purple was the colour of the day, with local celebrities wearing their purple socks (thank you to Blue Sky Clothing!) and lovely purple lights shining in the night sky.

Literacy is Life highlights the importance literacy plays in everyone’s life.  This year our theme is ‘Fostering Literacy’ and we are asking everyone to take action on things they can do to foster literacy at home, at work, and in their community.  CBC is the exclusive broadcast media sponsor of Literacy is Life. As you tune in to your favourite CBC programming, we hope you will enjoy meeting some of our Decoda staff members and hearing some tips about how you can foster literacy.  And, if you tell us about your actions to foster literacy, you might win our Literacy is Life Contest!

We appreciate the support of the Government of BC for its ongoing support of literacy and learning and especially thank Minister Rob Fleming for his message of support at our International Literacy Day event.

Sponsors such as the Rotary Club of Vancouver, a Champion Level Supporter of Literacy is Life, are critical to our success and that of our community literacy partners.

We send a sincere ‘thank you’ to all our Literacy is Life partners and sponsors.

However you choose to ‘foster literacy’, thank you for your effort to increase literacy in BC!  Together we can make progress toward having a British Columbia where everyone has the literacy skills they need.

Warm regards,

Executive Director